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durham ranger

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Won't make it to the meeting, and didn't want to be left out-tied on a Heritage 4/0. I just noticed the far-side horn slipped again--gonna glue it to the other one.

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A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by flounder:

 

 

 

<a href="http://flytyingforum.com/index.php?act=flyshow&showid=3885">durham ranger</a>

 

 

 

<img src="uploads/img4519d084b5f92.jpg">

 

Hi Flounder

Great flies both this one and the Green Highlander.

:thumbsup:

regards

Jens

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Hi Flounder,

 

Wonderful fly, lovely shape and the body work is excellent.

 

Well done...

 

All the best Davie

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you also make this look easier than it is, great tie. i think this will be the fly im looking at when im attempting the next...thanks

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So THAT's what the proportions should be! Great job, and very pleasing to the eye. I'll be using it as a template when I attempt this pattern.

 

John

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I am afraid of this style of fly as I am still a novice at the featherwings. I will have to see what everyone else comes up with and might tie one later.

 

Great job on the Ranger Flounder.

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wow! thanks! Ever have one of those days?--this was a nice pick-me-up.

 

This is the 2nd Ranger i've tied. the first one was about 7 months ago, and when it came to the wing, i was clearly in over my head. After hours of frustration, i gave in to the need for instant gratification, and tied the wing in Rangeley style--yup, glued the whole damn thing :lol2: I know that glue is a crutch, "sensei", but believe me when i tell you, i was limping! I cut the fly 2 days later, and vowed to tie another day--this iteration of the Ranger is the result. A few more months of experience under my belt, along with buckets of patience. The fly is not without its faults, and overall i'm pleased, but not neccesarily satisfied, so i will vow again to tie this one in the future. I really like this pattern, unlike a built wing, you have to use the "cards you're dealt," and i'm looking forward to some variations-on-theme.

 

Mr. Boyer--after your treatment of the T&L, I am looking foward to your interpretation of the ranger.--Steve

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